Deb Donohue

Deb Donohue has been at the Maryland Office of the Attorney General (OAG) since 1989, in a variety of positions and currently serves as Deputy Counsel to the Maryland Department of Health, focusing on health occupation boards, litigation, and training. Deb has assisted the OAG’s Professional Development and Planning office with the summer law clerk/intern…

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Courtney M. Aladro

Courtney M. Aladro is an Assistant Attorney General and the Chief of the Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. The Division oversees public charities, safeguarding the public’s interest in these organizations and ensuring the proper solicitation and use of charitable funds. Prior to joining the Division, Courtney was an Assistant Attorney…

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Candice M. Deisher

Candice M. Deisher is a Senior Assistant Attorney General and supervising attorney in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office. She has worked in the Civil Litigation section of the MFCU since 2009. She exclusively handles False Claims Act matters related to healthcare fraud that impact the Commonwealth of Virginia’s…

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Christine A. Hoffman

Christine A. Hoffman is the Acting Gloucester County Prosecutor and is an assistant attorney general with the NJ Division of Criminal Justice. She has served as the Deputy Director supervising white collar crimes, Corruption Chief, and Major Crimes Deputy Chief. She also previously served as an assistant prosecutor with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. She…

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Anthony A. Picione

Assistant Attorney General Anthony A. Picione is Deputy Director of the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice. AAG Picione’s practice concentrates largely on white-collar crime, particularly offenses involving public officials and public funds. He has prosecuted numerous high profile cases involving public corruption and…

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Antoria D. Howard

Antoria D. Howard joined the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General in 1997 and practiced in the Public Safety Department, where she represented clients such as the Connecticut State Police and the Connecticut Department of Correction. In 2001, she joined the newly formed Employment Rights Department where she defended state agencies in employment discrimination actions,…

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Bill Bilderback

Bill Bilderback is the Senior Assistant Attorney General and Statewide Capital Case Coordinator for the California Department of Justice, where he has worked since 1992. Bill oversees post-conviction litigation for the 700+ inmates on California’s Death Row. Bill has also been the principal attorney on hundreds of felony appeals and habeas corpus cases. Representing the…

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Bill Wynhoff

Bill Wynhoff joined the Hawaiʻi Department of Attorney General in 2001 and retired in June 2021. At the time, Bill was the supervising deputy of the Department’s Land/Transportation Division. Bill also handled complex dispute resolution matters for all State agencies and departments. His cases included resource protection, environmental, and constitutional matters. He has tried dozens…

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U.S. Supreme Court Brief Writing Style Guide

There are few tasks more daunting to a lawyer than being asked to write, for the first time, a U.S. Supreme Court brief.

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Consumer Protection Work

Consumer protection work is an essential aspect of attorney general offices. Attorneys general and their staff help consumers by addressing consumer complaints, providing alerts about scams and issues, offering educational materials, and enforcing state consumer protection laws. The Center for Consumer Protection (CCP) is dedicated to assisting attorney general offices in their consumer protection work,…

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